A Joint Colloquium by the Irish Philosophical Society & the German Max-Scheler-Society
Organized by Dr Susan Gottlöber
November 17-19 2016
Renehan Hall, St Patrick’s College Maynooth (ca. 30 min from Dublin)
The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Scheler’s probably most influential philosophical work, Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values: a New Attempt Toward the Foundation of an Ethical Personalism. To celebrate this event, the Irish Philosophical Society and the German Max-Scheler-Society invite contributions which explore Scheler’s position in the philosophical and sociological context, as an interpreter, transmitter of and respondent to philosophical and sociological traditions, as interlocutor in the debates of his time, and as inspiration for subsequent and current philosophical and sociological debates. The goal is to draw attention to how Scheler is firmly rooted in and engaged with the philosophical and sociological tradition and to establish a dialogue between the scholars from within the Scheler research and the related disciplines.
Professor Roberta de Monticelli (San Raffaele University, Milan)
Professor Joachim Fischer (TU Dresden)
The organizer invites papers exploring (but not restricted to) the following topics:
- All major aspects of his work
- Scheler’s impact on the phenomenological and sociological tradition
- Scheler in dialogue with his contemporaries
- Scheler’s engagement with the philosophical and sociological tradition, both with as movements as well as individual thinkers: ((Neo)-Kantianism, vitalism, pragmatism, ethics, Dilthey, Nietzsche, Philosophical anthropology, Christian philosophy, personalism etc.)
- The influence of Scheler’s thought in the contemporary development of sociology, philosophical anthropology and political philosophy
Interested participants are in addition invited to participate in short interviews concerning the work on impact of Max Scheler during the conference. The interviews will be cut to three short Max-Scheler films which will be made public on YouTube. These videos will conduce the international reception of Max Scheler in the Social Media.
Conference papers may be presented in English or German.
Please send the title of the proposed topic and an abstract of 300 to 500 words to
Deadline for submission: July 31, 2016
Notifications of acceptance may be expected no earlier than September 1, 2016.
Presentations should be ca. 30 min, followed by 10-15 minutes discussion.
Goal of the conference is the preparation of the first comprehensive companion to all important aspects of his work and his standpoint comprehensively within the philosophical and sociological tradition. Speakers and other scholars are invited to submit their contributions for double blind peer-review for such a volume.